Dr. Lappalainen is the medical lead for Addiction Medicine for Interior Health, and works as an addiction medicine consultant at Kelowna General Hospital. She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Ottawa. She subsequently completed enhanced skills training in addiction medicine through the University of British Columbia and then completed a NIDA sponsored addiction medicine research fellowship. She is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Leslie Lappalainen

Medical Lead for Addiction Medicine, Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) 

Dr. Lappalainen is the medical lead for Addiction Medicine for Interior Health, and works as an addiction medicine consultant at Kelowna General Hospital. She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Ottawa. She subsequently completed enhanced skills training in addiction medicine through the University of British Columbia and then completed a NIDA sponsored addiction medicine research fellowship. She is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Leslie Lappalainen

Medical Lead for Addiction Medicine, Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU)